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Hi I am Dr. Julie Cappel and I coach veterinarians and others that work in the veterinary field. I am The Veterinary Life Coach. As a working small animal veterinarian and certified life coach, I have a unique perspective on all things Veterinary medicine. My podcast will bring insight and tools for busy veterinarians to improve every aspect of their lives. I talk about stress, overwhelm, compassion fatigue, client issues, relationships, time management, leadership, team building, practice m ...
 
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Pete Mohr is a certified business coach, business owner, and entrepreneur. He is the host of the Simplifying Entrepreneurship Podcast and offers individual coaching to business owners and leaders that want to thrive in their businesses. On this podcast Pete teaches me the five P's of turning your frustrations into freedoms and was a delight to inte…
 
In order to create something new for 2022 you need to dream a little, prioritize those dreams, and break the dreams into SMART goals. This week we take the questions that we answered in the last two podcasts and use the answers to come up with specific, motivated, measured, attainable (and a bit beyond), relevant, reachable, time-bound, committed, …
 
The beginning of a new year is a great time to reflect on things that you did last year and plan to do better. Creating a growth mindset starts with questioning your past and planning for future goals. In this podcast we will build on the questions that we did last week to expand our understanding of what we want to do and where we want to be in 20…
 
In order to create growth and change you must take stock of yourself. Without self-reflection we go through life without thinking or planning. Taking some time to work through a series of questions about your past year will start you on the road to self-discovery and help you plan for big goals in the new year.…
 
Meet Dr. Monica Jones and Dr. Stephanie Rinehart. They are veterinarians, mothers, and have served their country in the military. Major Jones DVM, VC, served for eight years and worked as an Army veterinarian in the US, Japan, and Germany. She currently serves in the Reserves. Dr. Rinehart served in the Air Force. She was a Staff Sergeant, served f…
 
The end of the year is always a stressful time and I think it gives us the perfect excuse to procrastinate the things that are very important to us. As the year comes to a close I want you to think about how you are procrastinating and change your brain to make strong decisions and get motivated to take action. Let me know what you do. jacappeldvm@…
 
Dr. Brent Calhoun is a veterinarian who has worked as a hospital management and computer consultant, specialty hospital administrator, AAHA board member, and has written for publications such as AAHA Trends, and Veterinary Economics. Dr. Calhoun had two strokes in 2010 now runs a successful coaching program for stroke "thrivers". Find him on his we…
 
Do you feel unmotivated or anxious when the days get shorter and colder? There are physiological reasons for feeling slower and more unmotivated during the winter months, especially if you live in a colder climate. I live in Michigan, so that prompted me to look into Seasonal Affective Disorder and the "winter blues" to discuss why we feel this way…
 
Is there something in life that feels better than happy? We have the idea that we should always feel happy, but in fact chasing happiness can cause us stress and even depression. What we really want to work towards is purpose, meaning, and emotional competence. Living a life full of meaning is much more gratifying than happiness. Having the power t…
 
Do you ever feel as if there are too many things on your plate? All the stress of your to-do list hangs over your head and causes stress, anxiety, overwhelm, and procrastination. Today I talk about how to get beyond those negative feelings and get going. You can create motivation for yourself and start to work towards your goals! Let's do it!!…
 
It has been my experience that energy creates energy. When I am around people that are happy and work hard, I naturally feel more happy and ambitious. Proximity to successful people breeds success and you can use the power of proximity to influence and improve the culture of your practice. Put yourself around those that raise you up and help you ac…
 
Becoming a happy, mentally healthy veterinarian involves developing solid leadership habits. Leading yourself and others requires that you work to better yourself. It is a continuous process that involves focus on being humble without feeling inferior and fierce without acting superior. If you can be humble and fierce you will develop yourself as a…
 
When life feels messy and out of control we have a tendency to let our surroundings, our plans, and our schedules become messy. When things feel messy we become stressed and overwhelmed then we shut down and avoid the things that we need to do to care for ourselves and our families. Structure helps us break tasks and goals into a plan to keep us fo…
 
Dr. Jessica Moore-Jones, director of Unleashed Coaching and Consulting, Dr. Jessica Lindahl, Co-Chief of Staff at Apple Grove Veterinary Care, and Dr. Lindsay Ruland, Chief of Medicine at Emergency Veterinary Hospital of Ann Arbor join me today to discuss infertility, miscarriage, and infant loss. This is a powerful and emotional podcast. If you ar…
 
Here is the episode that you have been waiting for. Questions that you have submitted are asked and answered. Bridget Cappel guests as Julie's "Joe Rogan" and asks your questions. Learn about Life Coaching and what is unique about veterinary life coaching. Reach out to try coaching after you listen to this episode. juliecappel.com, veterinarylifeco…
 
Have you ever made a mistake? That is a ridiculous question because all humans make mistakes. The real question is, can we learn from our mistakes and not let them stop us from growing? Dr. Susan Sayles and I talk about the mistakes that we made in our careers and how we learned some valuable lessons and survived. If we see mistakes as part of gett…
 
Is it possible to be happy right were you are? I think that it is possible, with a bit of introspection, self-care, and self-coaching you can start feeling better every day. This week I talk about how to create more happiness in your life without changing your circumstances. You have the power to work on your thoughts and take actions to improve yo…
 
Sometime it is difficult to know exactly how to care for yourself emotionally, mentally, spiritually, and physically. We think that taking the day off to relax is self-care, but then we spend the whole day binge watching Netflix we are avoiding our true feelings and feel terrible afterword. Self-care feels different than avoidance behavior. Learnin…
 
How do you know if you should stay at your current job or leave? Should you hire or fire? When you have a difficult decision to make do not do it from a place of fear or doubt. Work on your mindset to feel happy where you are, then make the decision from a clean neutral place. Choose change because you want to change, not to escape.…
 
Clients are testing our patience lately as we struggle to keep up and serve their demands. Is it possible to increase our capacity for patience? Let's talk about the advantages of working on your reasons for becoming more patient and how we can take steps to increase our feelings of peace and mindfulness.…
 
Do you feel free when it comes to money? Do you feel secure in your financial planning for your future? On this podcast I ask 10 questions to help you focus in on your spending and financial goals. Creating more money can be done by working more or spending less. Get started working on your financial life.…
 
Who are the people that you spend time with? How are your relationships affecting your progress to your goals and success? On this podcast Julie presents ten questions to ask yourself about relationships to help you sort out whether you are spending your time building productive relationships that move you forward or managing relationships that are…
 
Sometimes we feel stuck in the day-to-day and forget that we need to have a direction in order to get somewhere. Like a road trip without a map, our life will lead us anywhere and nowhere if we don't provide ourselves some direction. This podcast will give you a series of questions to ask yourself, with the purpose of understanding where you want t…
 
What does self-care mean to you? How do you think about your work challenges and balance those with your best life? This week I traveled to the Grand Canyon and Lake Powell Arizona and had some amazing experiences. The challenges that the trip presented to me lead me to think of parallels to our veterinary work. Challenges create opportunities for …
 
Are there times when you feel paralyzed in fear when you think about a big goal? We all have this innate fear of being rejected by others, and that can keep us from our goals and dreams. The approval seeking, people pleasing, and rejection fear keeps us from making our lives amazing. Today we talk about why we fear rejection and how we can work tow…
 
Blaming other people for problems in your life or for your negative childhood experiences may be harmful to your mental health. While blaming protects our ego, it can take away our power and leave us stuck in the past. Becoming aware of our blame stories and working to let them go, will allow us to fully enjoy the present and create the best future…
 
Veterinary medicine is suffering from a post-pandemic glut of clients/pets and a shortage of veterinary professionals. We are being pushed by clients and hospital owners to work longer, harder, and faster. If you are working in the field, there are probably days that you feel discouraged by the increased demands. Let's talk about tools to feel disc…
 
Dr. Susan Styles is the owner of Brooklyn Road Veterinary Clinic and a past president of the Michigan Veterinary Medical Association. Susan fosters a positive practice culture that allows her practice's team members to feel supported. On this podcast Julie and Susan talk about women as leaders, positive practice culture, using technology to enhance…
 
Ben Wolin is the President and CEO of Covetrus. Covetrus provides a suite of products, software, and services to veterinary professionals to improve patient care and add financial success to veterinary practices. Ben Wolin has experience as an entrepreneur with a long history of serving the healthcare industry. Ben and Julie talk about advances in …
 
Sometimes our thoughts feel like someone else telling us that we are not worthy or less than. That little "voice in your head" is a normal part of your brain that is trying to keep you from making a mistake or stepping out of the pack to take a risk. Your inner critic is useful, but also can be damaging if you believe every negative thing that it t…
 
Human connection is something that has become difficult during the pandemic, but it is an important part of our mental health. Today on the podcast I discuss connections and how to make them and keep them. Sometimes we feel awkward in groups of strangers, but we need to remember that others feel that way also. Share your connection experiences with…
 
Do you have trouble making firm decisions? Are you a people pleaser? If you said "yes" to these questions you might need to practice being more bold. Boldness allows the world to experience your unique voice, builds your self-confidence, and motivates you to build more excitement into your life. Visit veterinarylifecoach.com to learn more about lif…
 
Dr. Jessica Moore-Jones joins me again to talk about client reviews, setting boundaries, and economics. Dr. Jessica is a bold entrepreneur with experience in many aspects of veterinary medicine including shelter practice. She is the owner or Unleashed Coaching and Consulting.By Dr. Julie Cappel
 
Dr. Jessica Moore-Jones joins me again to talk about imposter syndrome, self-care choices, boundaries, and how to care for yourself while working in the veterinary profession. This podcast was divided into two parts because I was having so much fun talking to Jessica about all of the things that we face on a daily basis. Dr. Jessica Moore-Jones own…
 
Do you ever wonder what clothes and colors are best for you? Do you struggle with your body image or how you feel in your clothing? Rebecca Reid and Bridget Cappel teach Julie about different methods of styling your wardrobe to present your natural beauty to the world and feel comfortable with yourself. Working on your thoughts about your body and …
 
Tom Seeko is the co-founder and co-owner of Florida Veterinary Advisors and the host of the Smarter Vet Podcast. Tom dedicates his life to helping veterinarians alleviate financial stress. His mission is to give veterinarians clarity, confidence, control, and contentment through consulting and continuing education. Find Tom and his partner CJ at fl…
 
Attachment style refers to a particular way that an individual relates to other people. Your attachment style is developed very early in life and stays with you into your adult relationships. Your attachment style dictates how you relate to people particularly in situations that trigger stress. The four styles are, Secure, Insecure Avoidant (Dismis…
 
Clients seem to be getting more and more demanding as the veterinary profession suffers from being understaffed and overworked. Why do we let rude clients affect us? What can we do to overcome the fear that we feel about getting negative comments or bad reviews? Veterinarians need to stand up to client bullies and support each other to overcome thi…
 
Focus is defined as a point of concentration. Why does it seem so difficult to focus on the things that we want to create in our lives? It is our internal negative story about ourselves that keeps us distracted when we fear creating something big. Our work is to understand our internal negative story and beliefs that affect us. You have the power t…
 
Negative thoughts can and will cause negative emotion. Repeated negative thoughts cause poor self esteem, stress, anxiety, and depression. Just like changing your emotions takes awareness and work, so does challenging your negative thoughts. Negative thoughts are often fear based and can be the result of negative childhood experiences and past trau…
 
What is the difference between very successful, fulfilled people and those that struggle? It is their mindset. They have a willingness to put themselves out there, feel negative emotion, and do hard things. Working on yourself and your mental strength is a lifelong process, but the sooner you commit to doing work on yourself, the stronger you will …
 
Do you like money? Do you want to feel better about your finances and do better with managing your money? Today we talk about our attitude about money and practical tips for your budget. We need to let go of the thoughts that those who work in the veterinary profession should do things cheaply or free. Our services are valuable and we need to feel …
 
Are you a risk taker? You may not think that you are, but every goal you set requires you to take a risk Setting big life goals requires facing fear. Fear of the unknown or fear of failure can prevent us from living to our fullest potential. When we face up to the thoughts that cause our fears, and work to understand them we begin to do the thought…
 
Dr. Jessica Moore-Jones is a veterinarian, speaker, coach, and director of Unleashed Coaching and Consulting. Her primary mission is to improve the lives of animals by improving the leadership, resilience, and engagement of the people who care for them. Dr. Moore-Jones has used her veterinary training to accomplish many interesting things in her ca…
 
What is happening with our amazing profession? Why don't we love what we do and why don't we thrive? How can we fix the things that plague us like debt, stress, compassion fatigue and a high suicide rate? Our profession needs to work to change the narrative and collectively by taking lessons from the amazing people and pets around us and take care …
 
Vetcove is a free ordering platform to help veterinary practices shop every veterinary vendor at once. Today on the podcast Julie talks to Alex Kates, the co-founder and CEO of Vetcove and Julie Sinaw, director of business development. Alex and his brother Mitchell developed Vetcove while working with their father, an equine veterinarian. It was de…
 
Did you know that complaining can increase stress hormones and negatively affect your health? Complaining has become one of the most difficult problems we face in our Covid/curbside culture as clients and team members alike spend time complaining about each other. On this podcast Karlene Belyea and I discuss how complaining can become pervasive in …
 
If you are feeling stuck in your life or career you are most likely struggling with a lack of focus and organization. Your brain is powerful and it has a bias towards energy conservation and negativity. Achieving big goals requires you to become the leader of your mind and life. You need to learn to focus your thoughts and take actions to move in t…
 
Do you want to be a better leader? Whether you own a business or work within a team you can create stronger leadership skills with some attention to detail. Great leaders foster great relationships with their people. On this podcast we talk about how to treat and interact with your team in order to strengthen personal bonds, share your vision, and …
 
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